517 E 135TH St, Kansas City, MO | Directions 6414538.882435 -94.589182
Mon. - Sat. 12am - 10pm;Sun. 11am - 9pm
Neighborhoods: Martin City, South Kansas City
This is by far, the worst "steak house" I have visited. I don't even understand how they are in business.
I'll be as brief & detailed on my experience.
1) As we went in and were seated, I couldn't be more put off by the smell of old and dirty carpet. Something that usually tells me the restaurant might not a place where I want to eat but I decided to give them a try.
2) For appetizers, we ordered salads - they were not cold at all. Quite below room-temperature actually.
3) Bread was stale and old, but again, we still gave it a shot, wondering if maybe the entrees would be the turning elements.
4) I ordered the Filet Mignon, a pretty expensive, usually top-of-the-line cut. Even when I make this at home, it's to die for. Unfortunately this particular filet was the worst piece of beef I have ever had. It was not only extremely dry, but it was also hard (which is usually impossible for a tenderloin). It seemed as if it hadn't been seasoned with not even salt or pepper. It did not have any flavor at all. After taking a second bite, hoping that I wasn't the only one that was disgusted by the food there, my husband looks at me and tells me: "Am I the only one that thinks this steak is disgusting?" (he ordered a Ribeye) - I shook my head and he said, "Let's get out of here".
We told the manager that we were very disappointed with our food and although I wouldn't pay a cent for it, my husband was nice enough to offer we still pay for it all. After they discussed it, even though they were not apologetic at all (including the manager), they told us to just go and not worry about the bill.
You can get better food at Applebee's, and that says a lot considering that Applebee's "steak" shouldn't be called "steak".
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good, but not great – A family member from St Louis told me they had the best steak in there life here. So when we had a opportunity to be in K C, we had to try it.
A little out of the way for where we were staying.
Steaks were very good, not out best ever...
they are not grilled with hash marks but put on the grill so the carmelization is over the entire side. I suppose it keeps in juices, but makes the meat more crusty than we are used to.
The waitress brought my husband the wrong steak and did not notice it till he told her. She did not appear to be brand new there, I would think they would check thier orde before bringing it out, good wait staff always do.
so they cooked him another fairly promptly, but I was 1/2 done by time he got his.
Salad was pretty generic, but ok.
Seems like there's too many good places to eat to go back, I assume KC has some truely great steak places, just not this one.
I've had better steak at Denny's – We were new to the KC area, and asked where to go for steak. We were told Jess & Jim's was a KC tradition, so we went there, expecting a treat. We were completely underwhelmed! I think this place may have been great in the distant past, but I think now they must be living off their reputation. Otherwise, I can't understand why anyone would give this place such high ratings. The steak was not special at all, and we paid way, way too much. We won't be going back.
Just an average experience – If you are in the area its a fun place to try.Off the beaten path a bit. A good place to eat and relax.A very down home style to the place. I was excited about the steak.It was definitely tender and flavorful, but my at least a quarter of the steak was fat. I spent some time trimming it. The baked potatoes are definitely one of a kind, but overkill for me with cheese, bacon and a ridiculous amount of butter piled on. The prices range 20-40$ per steak so it is definitely not cheap.
BEST STEAK IN ANY STATE – Jess & Jims is THE best steak in Kansas City!! Great Food AND Great Service!
Steak Dinner – Took our son and his wife there as we had coupons. It was still pricey but delicious! We all had great steaks - tender and cooked to perfection. Also, we've never seen beets as an appetizer but it's a great idea if you like them, and I do! Definitely worth the trip as it is sort of out of the way.
I wouldn't say this place is terrible by any means, but I do agree that it does not live up to its hype. My rib-eye was a good-sized portion, but lacking in flavor. The ambience is that of a mountain lodge - which is great if we had been in the mountains - but it's Missouri. As stated in the subject line... It's okay, but don't drive out of your way to get there; if you're driving through though, give it a shot.
This place is great – I took my mom there for her birthday and she had to take most of her syeak and half her baked potato home because it was so huge. The service was outstanding, the atmosphere was great also.
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